In a new Blizzard job posting looking for a Senior Software Engineer, the description hints at possible remasters coming for both Warcraft III and Diablo II. Yeah, this is pretty exciting news! This is in addition to the existing StarCraft HD remaster that is coming this year.
It’s hard to read the following and not take it that Warcraft III and Diablo II remasters are on the way.
Compelling stories. Intense multiplayer. Endless replayability. Qualities that made StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II the titans of their day. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation.
We’re restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done.
Really, it’s the “We’re restoring them to glory” bit that has us believing that both titles will be making their way to the Blizzard App/Battle.net in the future. The big question though will be whether or not these games will be given the full remaster treatment ala StarCraft HD, or simply updated and upscaled to run on modern hardware.
And if we had to pick, we definitely want to see both games spruced up like this.
If Blizzard were to release two additional complete remasters in addition to Starcraft in the same year they might just win the internet. So expect that maybe one or both of these might be pushed back to next year. But either way, it’d be great to see Warcraft III and Diablo II back in the spotlight!